Error Installing Add-on on Arch Linux

What issue or error are you experiencing?

Cannot install extension


What steps can be taken to replicate the issue? Feel free to include screenshots, videos, etc


System Details

  • Local Version:
    Version 9.0.1+6673

  • Operating System (OS) and OS version:
    OS: Arch Linux x86_64


Local Logs

Attach your Local Logs here (Help Doc - Retrieving Local’s Log)
local-logs.zip (33.6 KB)


Hi, @Banija. It looks like Arch uses an in-memory temporary filesystem, which is preventing Local from unzipping in Arch’s temporary directory then copying the add-on to the addons directory.

If you’re not able to change Arch’s temp directory to a path under /home/ (which should prevent the error), you could try installing the add-on manually:

  1. Quit Local
  2. Download Image Optimizer 2.1.3.
  3. Decompress it and rename the folder to @getflywheel-local-addon-image-optimizer.
  4. Copy that folder to /home/[your-username]/.config/Local/addons/
  5. Start Local and activate the add-on from the Add-ons → Installed page, relaunching when prompted.

Arch users who encounter this could also try the workaround here: